Everton academy, and Chelsea have just seen a bid of £45million rejected for the winger. Everton aren't a stranger to seeing young talent thrive but then leave, with Wayne Rooney perhaps the best teenager to ever come through their academy.Rooney's early move to Manchester United was a masterstroke, but not every player enjoyed the same success as the all-time England top goalscorer, and sometimes a premature move can ruin a career before it's really begun.
Here Daily Star Sport take a look at five instances a big-money move went south, as Chelsea weigh-up whether to submit a new bid for Gordon...Jack Rodwell is very relevant in this scenario, and the former Everton midfielder was also 21 when a bigger club came calling.
Rodwell was thriving at Goodison Park when an offer from Manchester City came in, and he couldn't refuse. Rodwell was placed on significantly higher wages at City, but the move was a disaster as he only made 16 Premier League appearances in the two seasons that followed before he was sold to Sunderland.Read more on dailystar.co.uk